Commentator Deborah Lee Luskin is a novelist, essayist, and
educator who believes in the benefits of foreign travel – which is
exactly what saved Brattleboro’s New England Youth Theater from Tropical
Storm Irene’s nasty flood waters.
Author and commentator Deborah Luskin teaches writing and
literature to non-traditional students throughout Vermont. And while she
admires the quantitative measures that dominate the sciences, she was
reminded recently of how important the humanities are – even though they
Vermont has the second-to-last rate in the nation for childhood
immunizations. Commentator Deborah Luskin thinks that Vermont parents
who opt out of vaccinating their children put their children,
themselves, and other Vermonters at risk for preventable disease.
Commentator Deborah Luskin lives in the Town of Newfane, where full participation in local government means attending and voting in separate meetings for the high school, the elementary school and the town.
Commentator Deborah Luskin lives in Newfane, which will turn 250 in the year 2024. She wonders if twelve years will be enough time to prepare a celebration equal to that of neighboring Guilford, one of the Vermont towns that turned 250 this year.
Humans have been inventing technologies for recording music ever since Edison. Commentator Deborah Luskin recently enjoyed technology that allows the broadcast of live opera – technology that overcomes time and distance – but not, as it turns out, Mother Nature.